unexpectantly he picked up the sand-encrusted lump and brushed it off.
Then, unexpectantly, the truant arrived, arrived proud and triumphant in the early morning before Hamilton was awake.
The women could see his empty coat-sleeve flutter as he walked slowly and unexpectantly in that glorious evening light.
late 14c., from Old French expectant or directly from Latin expectantem/exspectantem (nominative expectans/exspectans), present participle of expectare/exspectare (see expect). Related: Expectantly. As a noun, from 1620s.
expectant ex·pec·tant (ĭk-spěk'tənt)